Category Archives: Tawhid

Wird al-Nawawi

The Litany of Imam Al-Nawawi [wird al-Nawawi] is a personal collect of the luminous sage and savant of the Levant, Imam Abu Zakaria Yahya b. Sharaf al-Nawawi, may Allah be well pleased with him and please him. The wird is found in various prayer compendiums, including: Ahmad Ziya’uddin Gumushanevi’s abridged Al-Qulub Al-Dari’a Isma’il Muhammad Sa’id al-Qadiri’s Al-Fuyudat Al-Rabbaniya Habib Umar […]

Talqin al-Mayyit

The word talqin literally means: “to teach or explain a point”. Talqin al-Mayyit refers to the practice of instructing the deceased at the graveside after burial. There appears to be a trend towards discarding this practice and labelling it as void, baseless innovation, or even without precedent. To set the record straight, we quote here the […]

The Creed

This is the Creed [‘aqīdah] of the Lordly Cardinal Pole, Muhyiddīn ‘Abdu-l Qādir al-Jīlanī (may Allah sanctify his innermost being), as espoused beautifully in his sublime work, “Revelations of the Unseen” [futuḥ al-ghaib]: In the name of Allah, the Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate Praise be to Allah, the One who modeled the mode [kayyafa […]

Quotes on Tawhid

The Mufassir Imam Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi [d. 741 AH] wrote in commentary on the ayah of Surah al-Baqarah, “And your God is One God”: Know that people’s tawhid of Allah has three degrees: First, the tawhid of the generality of the Muslims which is that which preserves the person from destruction in the world and saves […]

Al-Din (Religion)

The word Din or “Religion” has 3 meanings: Obedience Submitting to Allah’s Laws and Commands. The Noble Qur’an states: inna-d dina ‘inda-Llahi-l islam “Truly, the Religion with Allah is Islam (submission to His will)” [3:19] Practice Performance of Duties and Devotions due to Allah. The Noble Qur’an states: lakum dinukum waliya din “To you your practice […]